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Fri
20
Apr

Knights fall at Holdenville

Henryetta’s Ethan Wincle went 3 for 4 at the plate in Tuesday’s 12-8 loss to Holdenville. Wincle had three singles and an RBI in four plate appearances in the road loss.

(Photo by LARRY OWEN)

By LARRY OWEN

Free-Lance Sports Editor

HOLDENVILLE - The losing streak for the Henryetta varsity baseball team reached five games following Tuesday's road loss to the Holdenville Wolverines.

The Knights watched an early lead turn into a 7-run deficit after three innings. A late rally attempt was not enough to overcome the large deficit, falling to the host Wolverines by a 12-8 margin.

The Henryetta squad was back in action on Thursday with a road game at Morris, taking on their arch rivals, the Morris Eagles.

The Knights will close out their regular-season schedule Monday evening at Okemah in a showdown with the Okemah Panthers.

Wed
18
Apr

Knights' losing streak reaches 4

Henryetta’s Jerad Fife prepares to lay down a bunt attempt during an at-bat earlier this season against Weleetka. Fife and the Knights suffered their fourth-straight loss on Monday with a 15-5 setback at home to the Kellyville Ponies.

(Photo by LARRY OWEN)

By LARRY OWEN

Free-Lance Sports Editor

 

HENRYETTA - The current losing streak for the Henryetta varsity baseball team reached four games following Monday's 15-5 loss to the visiting Kellyville Ponies.

The Knights' losing streak began April 5 with back-to-back losses to Weleetka and Allen at the 34th Annual Joe Fowler Dewar Gumbo Classic baseball tournament.

Last Tuesday, the HHS squad suffered a 12-2 defeat at the hands of 3A No. 4 Beggs for their third-straight loss.

The run-rule loss to Kellyville puts the Knights' season record at 8-9.

The Henryetta squad was back in action on Tuesday with a trip to Holdenville for a showdown with the Holdenville Wolverines.

Fri
13
Apr

Knights drop county battle with Beggs

Henryetta’s Andrew Morris hustles down to first base after drawing a walk during last Thursday’s opening-round meeting with Weleetka at the 34th Annual Joe Fowler Dewar Gumbo Classic baseball tournament in Henryetta. Morris and the Knights are currently on a 3-game losing streak following a 12-2 loss to Beggs Tuesday at home.

(Photo by LARRY OWEN)

By LARRY OWEN

Free-Lance Sports Editor

 

HENRYETTA - The Henryetta Golden Knights suffered a 12-2 defeat at the hands of their county rivals, the Beggs Golden Demons, this past Tuesday evening at the HHS baseball diamond.

The Knights (9-8) trailed the 3A No. 4 Demons 5-2 after six innings, then watched as the narrow 3-run lead quickly became 10 with a 7-run top of the seventh.

The Henryetta squad will look to rebound from their current 3-game losing streak this Monday at home against Kellyville. The conference battle with the Ponies is set to take place at 5 p.m. in Henryetta.

Wed
11
Apr

Knights make early exit at Gumbo Classic

Henryetta senior Jared Montgomery makes contact with a pitch during last Thursday’s opening-round meeting with Weleetka at the 34th Annual Joe Fowler Dewar Gumbo Classic baseball tournament. Montgomery and the Knights dropped their tournament opener by an 11-2 margin then had their tournament participation end with a 5-3 loss to Allen in the consolation quarterfinals.

(Photo by LARRY OWEN)

By LARRY OWEN

Free-Lance Sports Editor

 

HENRYETTA - The Henryetta Golden Knights suffered back-to-back losses last Thursday to make an early exit from the 34th Annual Joe Fowler Dewar Gumbo Classic baseball tournament.

The Knights' first setback of the tournament came against the Weleetka Outlaws by an 11-2 margin in an opening-round contest at the Henryetta high school baseball field.

The run-rule loss dropped the Henryetta squad into an elimination game against the Allen Mustangs, who suffered an opening-round loss to Kiefer in the tournament opener last Thursday in Dewar.

The Knights led the Mustangs 3-2 after four innings, then watched as Allen tied the game at 3-3 in the fifth and took the lead at 5-3 in the seventh.

Fri
30
Mar

Dragons 'corral' Okay for 12th win of 2018

Dewar senior Kelby Carter drives a pitch towards the outfield during last Wednesday’s road game against Henryetta. Carter blasted a 2-run home run in Monday’s home game against Okay to put the finishing touches on the Dragons’ 11-1 victory over the visiting Mustangs.

(Photo by LARRY OWEN)

By LARRY OWEN

Free-Lance Sports Editor

 

DEWAR - The Dewar Dragons improved to 12-3 on the year with an 11-1 victory over the visiting Okay Mustangs at Wiley Ryal Park.

The run-rule win against Okay was the 10th of the 2018 campaign for Josh Killhoffer's Dewar squad. In the 10 run-rule wins, the Dragons have outscored their opponents 118-14. (In the other two Dewar wins this season, the Dragons have defeated their opponents 14-4.)

The Dewar squad was scheduled to travel to Graham-Dustin on Tuesday, but that contest was postponed due to inclement weather on Tuesday.

Fri
30
Mar

Dickey signs letter of intent

Zachery Dickey signed his letter of intent to cheer for Oklahoma City University on Wednesday. Pictured from left to right (front row) mother, Ginny Parker, Zachery Dickey, and OCU Head Coach AlIcia Bailey; (back row) grandparents, Jerry and Blanche Dickey, HHS Cheer Coach Tracey Sontag, and OCU Assistant Coach Morgan Bailey.

(Photo by CARRIE BAILEY)

Wed
28
Mar

Knights rout Weleetka to even record

Henryetta junior Ethan Wincle races for third base to complete a triple during last Wednesday’s home game against Dewar. Wincle and the Knights evened their season record at 5-5 with an 11-1 victory last Thursday at Weleetka.

(Photo by LARRY OWEN)

By LARRY OWEN

Free-Lance Sports Editor

 

WELEETKA - The Henryetta Golden Knights used one inning to turn a close contest into a blowout in last Thursday's 11-1 victory over the host Weleetka Outlaws.

The Knights led 2-1 after four innings then erupted for nine runs in the top of the fifth to turn a 1-run advantage into double digits in a span of one inning.

The run-rule win evened the Henryetta baseball squad's 2018 season record at 5-5 and is the Dirtbags' second-straight win, which included a 7-3 win over Dewar last Wednesday at home.

The Knights were scheduled to return to action on Tuesday with a home game against the Eufaula Ironheads, but that contest was postponed due to inclement weather in the area on Monday. The next scheduled action for the Dirtbags will be this Thursday-Saturday at the Weleetka Tournament.

Fri
23
Mar

Knights rally past Dragons in county battle

Henryetta senior Seth Munonz dives back to first base during Wednesday’s home game against Dewar. Munoz and the Knights rallied to defeat their county foes by a 7-3 outcome.

(Photo by LARRY OWEN)

By LARRY OWEN

Free-Lance Sports Editor

 

HENRYETTA - The Henryetta Golden Knights rallied in their final four at-bats to defeat their county foes, the Dewar Dragons, by a 7-3 margin Wednesday afternoon at the Henryetta high school baseball field.

The Dragons took an early 2-0 lead in the first inning, then the Knights overcame the 2-run deficit with seven total runs in the third, fourth, fifth, and sixth stanzas for a 4-run advantage, heading into the final inning of regulation.

The Henryetta defense kept their county foes off the scoreboard in the top of the seventh to walk away with the 7-3 decision.

The 4-run victory puts the Knights at 4-5 on the year and snapped a 3-game losing streak.

Wed
21
Mar

Lady Knights make early exit at Beggs Classic

Henryetta baserunner Brittani Hembree attempts to avoid being tagged out at third in last Thursday’s opening-round game against Cushing at the 2nd Annual Beggs Under Armour Classic softball tournament.

(Photo by LARRY OWEN)

By LARRY OWEN

Free-Lance Sports Editor

 

BEGGS - The Henryetta Lady Knight slowpitch softball team made an early exit from the 2nd Annual Beggs Under Armour Classic last Thursday.

The Lady Knights suffered back-to-back defeats to Cushing and Barnsdall to end their tournament action.

The consecutive tournament losses last Thursday put the Henryetta softball squad at 3-8 on the year.

The Lady Knights took this week off for Spring Break and will return to the softball diamond next Monday (March 26) with a trip to Webbers Falls and a showdown with the Webbers Falls Lady Warriors.

The following day (March 27), the Henryetta squad will host Okemah and Kellyville in a 3-team battle.

Fri
16
Mar

Sweet Taste of Victory

Dewar freshman Shawn Maxwell prepares to make contact with a pitch during an at-bat in last Friday’s home game against Summit Christian. In Monday’s home win over Wetumka, Maxwell blasted his first-ever high school home run. Maxwell’s roundtripper helped the Dragons to a 14-6 victory over the visiting Chieftains.

(Photo by LARRY OWEN)

By LARRY OWEN

Free-Lance Sports Editor

 

The Dewar Dragon baseball team improved to 7-1 on the year with three victories in a 4-day period.

The Dragons scored their fifth win of 2018 last Saturday with a hard-fought 6-2 decision over the host Stuart Hornets.

The other two wins in the 3-game schedule came at the friendly confines of Wiley Ryal Park in Dewar against Wetumka and Strother, respectively.

The Dewar squad improved to 6-1 on the season with a 14-6, run-rule, victory over the Wetumka Chieftains this past Monday, then notched their seventh win of the year this past Tuesday with a 12-2 victory over the visiting Strother Yellowjackets.

The Dragons were back in action on Thursday, hosting Webbers Falls and Midway for a 3-team showdown. The Dewar squad met Webbers Falls at 3 p.m. on Thursday then were scheduled to battle Midway at 7 p.m. on Thursday.

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